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[News] Introductions to GNU/Linux and Why It's Not "Scary"

  • Subject: [News] Introductions to GNU/Linux and Why It's Not "Scary"
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 30 May 2010 09:28:16 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Linux jargon buster

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| Linux is growing in popularity but unless 
| you're up to speed with its jargon the open 
| source operating system could make no 
| sense. We offer a short, plain-English 
| guide to some of the key concepts used by 
| Linux users.


Why are you Scared of Linux?

,----[ Quote ]
| Note: Before you read this Article I want 
| to tell you that I am a big Linux fan and 
| Linux being an open source Operating System 
| is doing a Great Job.
| Most of the people I know think Linux is 
| very difficult for a layman to understand. 
| They fear that after installing Linux they 
| will not be able to do the normal tasks 
| they do with Windows and thus they prefer 
| paying money to Microsoft instead of even 
| trying Linux.
| There are lot of reasons behind this. Few 
| reasons that I could figure out are:
| 1. Lack of Advertising about Linux compared 
| to Windows. I understand that Linux is an 
| open source product while Windows is 
| Commercial but still I feel that there is 
| lot of scope for advertising.
| 2. Lack of Awareness among the Retailers of 
| Computers who advise the buyers to go for 
| Windows instead of Linux. Some times its 
| not just lack of awareness but also to gain 
| more commission on the part of the 
| retailer.
| [...]


7 Tips to help your friends move to Linux

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| One of my favorite geek shirts is my 
| ZaReason 'Friends help friends use Linux' 
| shirt, which I was in the mood to wear last 
| night after I helped my friend move to 
| Linux. My non-technical friend was 
| suffering from a sickly Windows Vista PC. 
| She'd caught herself a nasty virus (she 
| blames an old Red Hot Chili Peppers video, 
| but we'll never know for sure). Other 
| people had suggested that my budget-
| conscious friend move to Linux.
| Tip #1: Don't tell your non-technical 
| friends to move to Linux. Please, just 
| don't do this. If you do this, you set them 
| up to hate it. Your friend might be like my 
| friend, who just wants her email, music, 
| and internet to work. My friend doesn't 
| want to install, configure, or 
| troubleshoot. Yes, she's certainly smart 
| and capable enough, but she's just not 
| interested. She's got two teenagers and 
| some chickens to raise and a business to 
| run, and she'd rather live without her 
| computer than spend hours tweaking it. I 
| told my friend I'd be right over to see 
| whether I could help, and I brought along 
| my laptop, a couple of Linux DVDs, and my 
| external hard drive to rescue her music and 
| photos. Friends help friends move. 


Linux System and Network Administration Bootcamp W/Free Laptop! 

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| Rapid growth of Linux into corporate and 
| government IT environments is fueling the 
| need for Linux certified professionals. 
| CIOs and managers are eager to have Linux 
| experts in their organizations. A training 
| or certification provides a tangible 
| mechanism for their hiring evaluation, as 
| well as a means to market the prowess of 
| organizations.



Will Clinton Free The World From Software Dictatorship?

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| Recently many Software Freedom activists have
| started to question bundled operating
| systems. If one goes to buy a PC, you will
| have to pay for the pre-installed Microsoft
| Window. Today there are many alternatives to
| Microsoft Windows -- GNU/Linux based Ubuntu
| is one of the most popular Operating Systems.
| It is not only free in terms of cost, but
| also free in terms of control that the user
| has over his or her computing. GNU/Linux
| operating systems are very much more secure
| than Microsoft technologies.
| If you want buy a branded PC from HP or any
| other major player and you want to run
| GNU/Linux on it then what are your choices?
| Irrespective of what software you want to run
| on your machine, you will have to pay the
| cost of pre-installed Windows, even if you
| are going to remove it and replace it with
| GNU/Linux. Will Mrs. Clinton take measures to
| save citizens from paying forced Microsoft
| Taxes?
| The ideal situation would be that one should
| be able to buy hardware with or without
| Windows pre-installed. There should also be
| policies to ensure that Microsoft doesn't
| kill Linux offers by 'subsidizing' Windows
| PCs.
| Thank you Mrs. Clinton for giving hope to
| citizens of the free world. Let's see how
| much goes into practice.

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